Archive for July 17th, 2009

Hellboy will henceforth be known as Franken-Stein.  I argued for Freak-n-Stein and Cruel Wife wanted (but nixed) Frakk-n-Stein.  Note that the pronunciation will follow that of one of my favoritest movies, Young Frankenstein, where it sounds thusly:   FRONK-en-steen.

Igor: Dr. Frankenstein…
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: “Fronkensteen.”
Igor: You’re putting me on.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it’s pronounced “Fronkensteen.”
Igor: Do you also say “Froaderick”?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No… ”Frederick.”
Igor: Well, why isn’t it “Froaderick Fronkensteen”?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn’t; it’s “Frederick Fronkensteen.”
Igor: I see.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor.
[He pronounces it ee-gor]
Igor: No, it’s pronounced “eye-gor.”
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was “ee-gor.”
Igor: Well, they were wrong then, weren’t they?


Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Igor, help me with the bags.
Igor: [Imitating Groucho Marx] Soitenly. You take the blonde, I’ll take the one in the turban. [Igor growls and grabs Madeline Kahn’s fox stole in his teeth.]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I was talking about the luggage.

The scar looks kinda narsty.  We’re going to run it by the pediatrician and see if she feels like a plastique surgeon sounds like a good idea.

I like the term plastique surgeon.  It sounds very upper-crust.  We’re not upper crust.  Not lower crust, either.  We’re more of the gooey starch-thickened gravy layer of a turkey pot pie.  Gooey-er than the pic below but you get the idea.


I bought a new card game for Cruel Wife … Killer Bunnies.  Pretty damned hilarious.

box_blueAny game where you can wipe out the other player’s bunnies with the “Dueling Grandmas” card, the “Mob Hit” card, or the “Plant Spores” cards… well, it’s twisted enough for me to play and enjoy it.  Who knows?  We might even play it together.


Social Security has spent $700K of your tax dollars on a conference at a resort – tickets, hotels, dancers…

Social Security responds after $700K Phoenix conference
Congress demands answers after conference
Social Security says it was to reduce stress

You know… my stress level skyrocketed just now.

Of course congress is the last group capable of being a pool of candidates for “ethical oversight”.    Look for Pelosi to pull a “nothing quite so righteous as a reformed whore” grandstand act.


I’m glad my boy is no longer Hellboy because even just the name is too much nearly in common with this freak.

An British man who swindled the equivalent of $5,719 in benefits to make himself look like the Devil was yesterday banned from prowling the streets at night.

Dad-of-two Gavin Paslow was slapped with the curfew when he appeared before magistrates under his new name Diablo Delenfer.

Afterwards he told how he had spent the cash on surgery giving him fangs, a forked tongue and even horns.

He wears green reptilian contact lenses and usually has a pointed beard. But he said: “I shaved that off before the case to look respectable.

Oh yeah, that’s going to help.


As mentioned on Drudge and now The Hill.

The chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee quashed an effort by the Treasury Department to hire a cartoonist after the link to the job ad was posted on the Drudge Report.

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) contacted the Treasury Department to complain after Matt Drudge’s website linked to a want ad for contractors with the “ability to create cartoons on the spot about [Bureau of the Public Debt] jobs.”

The cartoonist was sought to provide presentations for the bureau’s management meetings, according to the ad.

Why go through FedBizOpps for a humorist when we have Biden?

There’s enough cartoonish buffoonery and laughable material for many hours of weepage and laughter.

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